Ants love peonies. They are so sweet smelling that the ants crawl all over the buds long before there are any flowers. I’m giving up on closeups for a while. I have a zoom/macro lens but it’s cheap and you can tell in the quality of the images. This one I took with my good 50mm lens, so it looks better overall, but I can’t get as close. I cropped this a bit so that the ants are more visible. My dryer just died so I guess I won’t be getting a new lens for Mother’s Day!